Experience 3.5 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

All Green at Villiera

VILLIERA WINES Friday 19 July 2019 http://www.villiera.com/ http://www.domainegrier.com/en/ Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 3.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4/5 Villiera was the last tasting of my day out to the North of Stellenbosch having tasted at Morgenhof, Quoin Rock,...
Constantia Valley Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

Ruddy Red and Blanc Sauvignons

ROUSSEAU WINES Wednesday 17 July 2019 andre@rousseauwines.co.za Dr Peter Rating – Experience: 4.5/5 Dr Peter Rating – Wines: 4.5/5 The name Rousseau comes from the French ‘rous’ meaning ‘red’ and typically was a name given to a person with a...
Experience 4.0 Stellenbosch Wine 4.0

Individual Quality at Jordan

JORDAN WINE ESTATE Thursday 27 June 2019 http://www.jordanwines.com/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I visited Jordan for lunch more than 2 ½ years ago. I had been next door, so to speak, at De Morgenzon. De Morgenzon did not offer lunch...
Experience 5.0 Hemel-en-Aarde Valley Wine 5.0

Eksteen Experiments in the Lower Valley

BARTHO EKSTEEN Thursday 4 April 2019 http://www.wijnskool.co.za/ Experience: 5/5 Wines: 5/5 It was something of a relief to be sat around a table talking with Bartho Eksteen and tasting his wines. The morning had not been the easiest. The rain...
Experience 3.5 Franschhoek Wine 3.5

Vrede en Lust Struggled to Reveal it’s Delight

VREDE EN LUST Wednesday 20 March 2019 https://www.vnl.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 3.5/5 Some tasting reviews are easier to write than others. There may be a particular story or ‘hook’ on which to hang an article. There may be a particular...
Experience 4.0 Walker Bay & Bot River Wine 4.0

Sa-Bot-Riveur!

LUDDITE WINES Monday 14 May 2018 https://luddite.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I have long wanted to visit the vineyards in the Bot River Ward having tasted the excellent wines either side in the Elgin and Hemel-en-Aarde Valleys. Luddite was my...
Experience 4.5 Paarl Wine 4.5

Back to the Future in the Berg of Paarl

BACKSBERG ESTATE CELLARS Friday 9 March 2018 http://backsberg.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 The entrance signs to Backsberg – South West of Paarl and within clear sight of the granite domes – made it very clear. The Estate Cellars were the...
Durbanville Experience 3.5 Wine 4.0

Wine Notes Composed at D’Aria

D’ARIA WINERY Wednesday 6 December 2017 http://www.daria.co.za/ Experience: 3.5/5 Wines: 4/5 The Tygerberg Valley Road threads its way past vineyards large and small, immensely popular and rarely visited: Durbanville Hills; Klein Roosboom; Hillcrest; Nitida; Maastricht; Blackwater; Bloemendal; David Frost; and...
Elim & Stanford Experience 4.5 Wine 4.5

Real Wines in the Place of God

BLACK OYSTERCATCHER WINES Thursday 23 November 2017 http://blackoystercatcher.co.za/ Experience: 4.5/5 Wines: 4.5/5 A flock of several hundred shimmering pink flamingos flew across the road as I approached Black Oystercatcher Wines. I had half expected black oystercatchers, of course, but the...
Constantia Valley Experience 4.0 Wine 4.0

It’s High Time Again

HIGH CONSTANTIA WINE CELLAR Wednesday 5 July 2017 http://highconstantia.co.za/ Experience: 4/5 Wines: 4/5 I have always wanted to bring my partner to High Constantia since I first visited in February. There are few wine farms or estates I have returned...